CLEARWATER, Fla. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Good Technology™, a leader in mobile security. Through the agreement, Tech Data will provide its channel of resellers with Good Technology's suite of secure mobility solutions via its Tech Data Mobile Solutions division. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data's spring Channel Link event, being held this week at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
"The proliferation and adoption of mobile devices uncovered a series of privacy and security needs that affect the enterprise, small business, and individual consultants," said Heather Murray, vice president, Tech Data Mobile Solutions. "Our partnership with Good Technology offers solution providers the industry-leading security and management capabilities to equip end user customers to protect their business. This agreement reinforces our commitment to providing mobile resellers with solutions to profitably drive their businesses."
All mobile devices are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, prompting businesses to seek security and privacy platforms that offer protection. Good Technology provides the industry's leading security framework to protect data and manage mobile devices on multiple platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows. As the mobility market matures, Good Technology's comprehensive end-to-end security solutions offer a path to grow within a broad partner application ecosystem, enabling resellers to solve their customers' challenges while accelerating profits and unlocking their mobile business's potential.
"Enterprise Mobility is experiencing exponential growth, and Good Technology is thrilled to be a part of Tech Data's portfolio of mobile solutions," said Lou Albert, vice president worldwide Commercial SMB & Channel Sales. "Good pioneered mobile container technology and is the de facto leader; we have the industry's broadest set of mobile workflows, a growing ISV ecosystem and the highest level of security for protected email and messaging on both iOS and Android. Together with Tech Data and its channel partners, we can accelerate the adoption of secure enterprise mobility into new markets and drive the innovation curve forward."
The market demand for mobile apps that foster business productivity is rapidly growing. According to IDC, over 60 percent of organizations have rolled out mobile apps beyond email. Businesses are now looking to new mobile application management solutions like Good Technology's to provide security at the app-level.
"The opportunity for secure mobility to accelerate business innovation and drive competitiveness has never been greater," said Doug Close, vice president, Security, Mobility and Networking at Sayers. "It is opening up new revenue streams, new customer relationships and additional value for our business. Access to Good's Benefits-Based Partner Program gives Sayers the incentives and tools we've been looking for to continue to expand our growing mobility practice."
For solution providers moving into mobility, Tech Data Mobile Solutions offers Mobility University, a training and education database filled with tools to enable solution providers. Mobility University provides robust applications, online training videos, and step-by-step resources to help solution providers successfully build a mobility business. Tech Data has the staff, the products, the partners and the solutions to help educate and enable VARs to approach mobility from the perspective that fits their business while increasing their margins.
To learn more about Good Technology, contact the Tech Data Mobile Solutions team at (800) 237-8931 or email TDM_Sales@techdata.com.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013. It is ranked No. 119 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Good Technology
Good Technology is the innovation leader in secure mobility solutions; enabling business to move freely and engage at the edge. Good's comprehensive solution consists of a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, a suite of collaboration applications, and a broad third-party application and partner ecosystem that unlocks your mobile potential. More than 5,000 organizations in 130 countries use Good Technology solutions, including FORTUNE 100™ leaders in commercial banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and aerospace and defense. Learn more at www.good.com.
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